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by Aussie81Interstate
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 462

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

Glad you are OK - bikes can be repaired/replaced Glad you got to re-own the bike for $300 - that's a good deal Glad you are fixing it back up - so the Insurance payout should let you put it mostly back together - and it will last you a long time. Had a slightly similar experience -where someone rear...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: oil in the starter
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: oil in the starter

You would not normally see any oil in your starter motor. If the planetary gears have broken teeth that is one issue - there should be an "O" ring on the starter motor just behind the gear that engages on the chain inside the motor itself. IF this is compromised I presume oil can travel along the le...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 448
Views: 23271

Re: What's Happening Today?

And finally it has been finished - apart from me patching my driveway in a week or so - and putting down some grass seed and mulch over the dirt for a temporary fix.

cheers guys

During this time I also managed to redo the Valkyrie front brake calipers as they were starting to stick a little bit..
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 448
Views: 23271

Re: What's Happening Today?

I'll post a few more as well...

And of course it rained for three days while this was being done - not had rain for a few months before.. lol
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 448
Views: 23271

Re: What's Happening Today?

Has not happened today - but over the last week I have had to (or a plumber has) replace all sewerage and storm water pipes in our front yard. This resulted from me trying to be "green" many years ago - by planting several native trees in our front yard - whilst they gave the house a nice street app...
by Aussie81Interstate
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What a scam!
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: What a scam!

That sucks - but everyone is out there to make money - if they can see an easy dollar - and someone is also willing to pay - then so be it. I wouldn't be selling to them any further either. Pretty scumbag effort to remove your name from the item as well. I sold my 1988 GL1500 Goldwing to another per...
by Aussie81Interstate
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Here we go again!! Something else as always!
Replies: 13
Views: 239

Re: Here we go again!! Something else as always!

Nate, Your starter is fine - it needs New Brushes - that's for sure. A good clean up on the gears and a good grease - they are a bit dry. Definitely need to probably pull out the whole armature and give it a good scrub, and the commutator will need a clean up and then to check with a multi meter all...
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project
Replies: 32
Views: 1822

Re: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project

Nice job, enjoy the ride. I hope you put new timing belts on :)
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltmeter questions
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Voltmeter questions

Stator produces AC voltage not DC.
So you would likely blow your meter up if you tried to connect it to the Stator wires.
by Aussie81Interstate
Fri May 31, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer ZigZag
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: Trailer ZigZag

Really simple solution or a matter of how well you know how to pack your trailer. Draw bar length, and weight on the trailer tongue, loading of too much weight past the axle towards the back of the trailer can cause significant and dangerous conditions of trailer wag. It is like the tail wagging the...
by Aussie81Interstate
Fri May 31, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A new bike...
Replies: 58
Views: 3310

Re: A new bike...

Nice video. I see that when stopping both feet go out just before the final stop - and I do notice that it is nearly tippy toes when stopping. Are those brake lights flickering all the time? - I found that sort of distracting or a bit annoying - I presume it is a safety precaution for people coming ...
by Aussie81Interstate
Wed May 29, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: footwear
Replies: 41
Views: 1192

Re: footwear

I use workmen type hard capped toes, zip and lace up boots- they come up 3-4" above the ankle - have water resistant uppers -long wearing soles - rubber, and after the first few days are really comfortable to wear. As I ride to and from work everyday - and walk around in them all day - I don't need ...
by Aussie81Interstate
Tue May 28, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Clunk upon acceleration from stop?
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Clunk upon acceleration from stop?

Sounds completely normal. Try easing the clutch out until it starts to take up - sudden release takes all the slop out pretty quick.
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon May 27, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Clunk upon acceleration from stop?
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Clunk upon acceleration from stop?

If you have replaced the flange- how did you lube it back up again? What is the amount of freeplay in the rear wheel when in gear and on the centrestand. Your replacement flange may well be worn as well? did you take any photos ? "I had replaced the wheel flange about 300 miles ago with new tire. Th...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sat May 25, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What did I do wrong? Quiz
Replies: 12
Views: 234

Re: What did I do wrong? Quiz

Kill switch not in the right position.
by Aussie81Interstate
Thu May 23, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake dragging
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Rear brake dragging

More than likely you should only need to flush the master cylinder - maybe re-kit it, do the same with the rear brake caliper - new seals, pads - normal maintenance items. Sounds like Honda are like panelbeaters- just replacing items and not bothering with repairing... that's why it would cost so mu...
by Aussie81Interstate
Tue May 21, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: It lives!!
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: It lives!!

Check your oil level first- you should be able to build enough pressure with cranking for the oil light to go out.

Good luck with it.

Check and see if it has fuel I suppose..
by Aussie81Interstate
Tue May 21, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: how does it sound?
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: how does it sound?

Definitely synchronise the carbs - Fork oil if required to be replaced, repack or replace the head stem bearings to tapered roller bearings. Check your tyres for age and cracks, maybe an air filter, oil filter and new spark plugs, fuel filter. Enjoy the ride... Check the rear shock mounting rubbers ...
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon May 20, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: how does it sound?
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: how does it sound?

It needs a sync as the tacho is fluttering about a fair bit. If you have just got the bike - I think it would be worth letting it run and idle with some fuel cleaner/additive run through it - this may help a little bit. Does not sound like it is bogging at all - so jets may be good. Hard to tell whe...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun May 12, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 448
Views: 23271

Re: What's Happening Today?

Valkyrie problem solved a few weeks ago - damaged brushes and starter motor commutator in dire need of a good clean up. New brushes - and now I know how a good starter motor turns my engine over. Off on a VJMC rally on Tuesday afternoon - about a 2000km round trip - from Penrith NSW to Helensvale in...
by Aussie81Interstate
Thu May 09, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 88 GL1500 sticking clutch
Replies: 21
Views: 621

Re: 88 GL1500 sticking clutch

IF as suggested to use some copper wire - on the end you use for the scraper - flatten the end with a hammer - like a mini hoe with a 90 degree bend in the wire - works well.
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon May 06, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Brake work
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: Brake work

Scott, I do believe it is time you gave your daughter a crash course in motor vehicle maintenance. Plus get her to assist (probably too late for that) to rebuild the brakes with you - and maybe suggest that she pays for your labour - might get her attention :D My wife had a similar issue years ago -...
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon May 06, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How far Can I go on a tank of fuel?
Replies: 12
Views: 361

Re: How far Can I go on a tank of fuel?

That's a very ambiguous question, with multiple answers. Are you riding downhill all day and coasting in Neutral. Or going uphill and flogging the pants out of the bike in 1st gear ? Both those scenarios would lead to extremely different mileages, and other things like state of tune might hamper or ...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sat May 04, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter is bad? (VIDEO)
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Starter is bad? (VIDEO)

That armature would appear to be TOASTED.

I hope your replacement one was a lot cleaner.
by Aussie81Interstate
Thu May 02, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: leaking and possibly burning oil
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: leaking and possibly burning oil

If it is leaking oil near the filter- could it be the oil filter is fractionally loose? If so just give it another small turn, clean the are off and see if it keeps leaking - maybe a bad seal or the seal is contaminated. Burning oil - could be oil dripping onto the exhaust - is it coming out the exh...